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South Dixon
Basic information Name: South Dixon
     This is NOT an official name: Pseudo meteorite.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1947
Country: United States
Mass:help 3.55 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  Terrestrial rock
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Pseudometeorite
Recommended:  Pseudometeorite    [explanation]

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Writeup from MB 55:
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DISCREDITING OF THE SOUTH DIXON, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: SOUTH DIXON

Place of find: Near the town of Dixon, Lee County, Illinois, USA.

Comments: B.H. Wilson (The Mineralogist, 1947, 15, 63), described, with a partial analysis, a grey chondrite found near the town of Dixon in western Illinois. Physical examination and microprobe data prove South Dixon to be gabbroic and of terrestrial, not meteoritic, origin.

Source: P.P. Sipiera, C.F. Lewis and C.B. Moore, Centre for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85281, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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United States
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (41° 50'N, 89° 29'W)
     Recommended::   (41° 50'N, 89° 29'W)
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